Babe Ruth Bat rules

Oct 6, 2017 1:01 PM
League Administrator

Babe Ruth league bat standards.

Beginning on January 1, 2018, Babe Ruth Baseball will adopt the USA Bat Standards.

For League Age 13-15 the following bat standards apply.

2 5/8" Barrel
Aluminum or Composite
USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50
2 5/8” Barrel


For League age 16 the following standard applies.

Babe Ruth Baseball 16
All Bats Must Be
No Greater Than -3
All Bats Must Be
No Greater Than -3



All new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in the league and tournaments of the participating youth baseball organizations.

A full list of certified bats can be found at


The rule for playing with a non compliant bat is as follows:


  • If the illegal bat is discovered prior to a batter completing his "at bat" the bat is simply removed from play and the "at bat" continues.
  • A player who uses an illegal bat or non-conforming barrel dimension and hits a fair ball will be ruled out.  No advancement on the bases will be allowed, and any outs during the play shall stand.  This is an appeal play.  The "at bat" will be considered legal once a pitch is thrown to the next batter.
  • Any bat discovered prior to the game that does not conform to the above rule shall be directed to be removed immediately and not be allowed for use during the game.

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